EVO Visian ICL, also called an Implantable Collamer® Lens, is a refractive implant to correct common vision issues like myopia (nearsightedness) with or without astigmatism. Unlike some other vision correction options, the EVO Visian ICL is an additive technology that corrects vision without the removal of any corneal tissue. The EVO Visian ICL is meant to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses and contacts and unlike most permanent refractive solutions, EVO Visian ICL is removable by your doctor, for added peace of mind.
EVO Visian ICL is made from a high-technology polymer called collamer. During the minimally invasive procedure, the EVO Visian ICL is surgically placed in your eyes, either in the back of your iris or between your cornea and iris. This procedure can be done at your eye doctor’s office and usually takes about 20-30 minutes to complete. The EVO Visian ICL works similarly to a contact lens, except it’s a permanent part of your eye.
You can sleep, swim, or bathe with your EVO Visian ICL lenses and have clear vision. At Laurel Eye Clinic, we have 10 convenient locations you can choose from to have your procedure.Schedule an Appointment
EVO Visian ICL is made of biocompatible Collamer material that works in harmony with your eye. Your eye doctor will create a small opening in your cornea that will be used to insert and position the EVO Visian ICL. For most patients, the procedure is virtually painless with numbing drops and it typically takes less than 20 – 30 minutes. Patients typically experience improved vision right away and a quick recovery time.
The cost of an EVO Visian ICL procedure can vary depending on your personalized treatment plan. Many EVO Visian ICL patients look forward to spending less in the long run with the EVO Visian ICL compared to the continued costs of contacts and glasses. Ask about financing options and payment plans that may be available for your EVO Visian ICL procedure.
EVO Visian ICL is well-suited for a wide variety of people. Ideal candidates for EVO Visian ICL are aged 21 to 45 with nearsightedness with or without astigmatism and have maintained a stable prescription for at least one year. If you are seeking a solution to decrease or eliminate the cost and frustration of traditional contacts or glasses, EVO Visian ICL may be your answer. Contact us to discuss if EVO Visian ICL is right for you.
This chart breaks down the general candidacy guidelines for each procedure. During your initial consultation, your eye care professional will discuss your measurements and help you make the right choice depending on your unique vision.
Have you recently found out that you’re not a good candidate for LASIK, but you still want to experience visual freedom from glasses and contact lenses? You may be a good fit for something called the EVO Visian ICL.
The eye surgeons at Laurel Eye Clinic are now offering this to our patients looking for a vision correction procedure who may not be right for LASIK, or those that may not be comfortable with the idea of permanently correcting their vision.
One of the best options for correcting nearsightedness is a new state-of-the-art technology called the EVO Visian ICL. The EVO Visian ICL is an implantable collamer lens. The experienced eye surgeons at Laurel Eye Clinic are qualified to perform this refractive procedure that implants a thin lens in your eye and corrects nearsightedness.
It may take a few days after receiving your EVO Visian ICL for your vision to stabilize completely. You should be able to resume your normal daily routines in less than a week.
Though the EVO Visian ICL is approved to correct nearsightedness, it does not correct farsightedness, so you may still need to use reading glasses for seeing up close. It can also treat mild astigmatism.
As with any procedure, you need to book an appointment at Laurel Eye Clinic, where your eye doctor will discuss your medical history and perform an eye exam to check the severity of your nearsightedness. The EVO Visian ICL is best for patients with moderate to severe nearsightedness who want a long-term solution but does not work as well for patients who have serious myopia.
Some patients, including those with thin corneas, large pupils, or chronic dry eye, may not be good candidates for the EVO Visian ICL. If that is the case, your eye doctor will discuss other treatment options with you.
The implantable collamer lens (ICL) works without removing the natural lens of the eye. It works with the lens of the eye and cornea to allow light rays to better focus on or near the retina, reducing or eliminating your nearsightedness.
Another benefit of the EVO Visian ICL is that collamer helps filter out ultraviolet light, giving extra protection to your eyes. It’s also biocompatible with your eyes, meaning the EVO Visian ICL will not cause dry eyes.
Another benefit of using the EVO Visian ICL is you can have it removed later. They are not a permanent form of vision correction like LASIK.
But most patients report high satisfaction with their EVO Visian ICL. Unlike contact lenses, the EVO Visian ICL is maintenance-free and will not require you to buy lens solutions and replacements.
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